Author: Lou Aronica
Publication: January 16, 2011
Chris Astor is a man in his early forties who is going through the toughest stretch of his life. Becky is Chris's fourteen-year-old daughter, a girl who overcame enormous challenges to become a vibrant, vital young woman - and now faces her greatest obstacle yet. Miea is the young queen of a fantasy land that Becky and Chris created when Becky was little, a fantasy land that has developed a life of its own and now finds itself in terrible, maybe fatal trouble. Together, Chris, Becky, and Miea need to uncover a secret. The secret to why their worlds have joined at this moment. The secret to their purpose. The secret to the future. It is a secret that, when discovered, will redefine imagination for all of them. Blue is a novel of trial and hope, invention and rediscovery. It might very well take you someplace you never knew existed.
Review: Blue is magical, the relationship between Chris and Becky was so sweet. It's amazing how love and belief can create miracles. This story will make you feel anger at times at Polly, Becky's mother, sadness, hurt and a bit of joy. I liked the concept of this imaginary place Tamarisk, that started as a way to help Becky get through her cancer treatments and as a bonding experience between father and daughter. I didn't really connect to Polly, mainly because I couldn't relate to her anger towards Chris, and her stubbornness to be open-minded about Tamarisk. It was like she felt she would lose Becky, if she allowed herself to believe. I say give Blue a chance, and you may just walk away with a touch of the magic. Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to more by this author.